Stormhoof, the tauren, was part an adventuring party including Ramox, Jergen, Brother Sebast. He was a dark and moody and questioned everything. He didn't trust Oakwidow, the night elf who tried to convince his party to raid an elven encampment in Ashenvale. He thought the plan seemed too easy, and wondered why she wanted to attack the night elves. He was suspicious when he noticed that giant trees surrounding the encampment. He had never heard of ancients before but never the less felt they posed a threat. He thought it was odd that night elves would leave ancient trees far from any protection. He also noticed that their were guard towers to the south and west of the settlement, and wanted to avoid them. He asked Oakwidow to vow to deities she venerated to tell him it was safe to pass through the trees. She lied claiming that Elune the Moon Goddess had given her blessing, and gave a mad grin, leading Stormhoof and the rest to their doom.